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Flash drive recommendation....

It seems I'm a flashdrive killer. I've had about 3 flash drives so far and killed all three. Actually the Sony one would have lasted longer if the casing wasn't a problem. While my PNY and Kingston are dead.

Anyway, I need help. I've come to realize I need at least two external flash drives. I mainly put my backup files ( I don't need a lot of space) and all of my e-books (takes up a lot of space) and school work as well as my collection of articles (all take up space. Anyway I'm looking for a lot of space, not to expensive and durable. I'm getting my Kingston Travel 16GB replaced, but I wanted to get 2 new ones as extra back up, since God knows I need it, I lost everything in my Kingston.

I want want around 32Gb or 64GB. Plus another 16. I was looking at another Kingston, but also Lexmark or sandisk. I also need one that is secure---encryption always a plus.

Thanks in advance.

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Is this a physcial damage issue?
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I suspect...

Your flashdrives may have fallen victim to ESD(static) damage. This need not be a great voltage ESD discharge but enough to cause damage and/or corruption of data. Don't take your flashdrives for granted, protect them. Get in the habit of tossing them with your laptop or case/backpack, etc., maybe even in a small box/bag designed for flashdrives. Yeah, they make them and if your data is worth anything, its small cost to use them. Of course, don't rely totally on a flashdrive alone, back-up to CD/DVD media as well for critical data.

I like the Kingston and Toshiba flashdrives, I really do. I tend to stay away from so-called sliding or flip covers, but rather the simple cap for me. Ironically, the only flashdrives I killed were ones that I carried in my pocket(keychain) and loaned out(lost forever).

tada -----Willy Happy

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